Richard Simmons to Host Luncheon at the Ferrell Center

March 6, 1998

Richard Simmons, renowned fitness guru, will host a luncheon at 11:45 a.m. Thursday, March 19, at the Baylor University Ferrell Special Events Center.

Simmons has inspired women to shed extra pounds and get in shape with videos such as "Sweatin' to the Oldies" and through motivational speeches. The theme of his visit is "Women, Take Wellness to Heart." This is Simmons' first visit to Texas.

Employers are encouraged to allow ladies to wear sweats to work and attend the lunch program.

Waco cardiothoracic physician, Dr. William Peper, will speak during the event.

The event is sponsored by the American Heart Association. Tickets are $15, $25 and $75, and are on sale at Ticketmaster. The cost includes the show and a box lunch.

For more information, contact Cindy Smith, communications chair for the American Heart Association, at 752-9797.

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